Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 31st Dec 2012 20:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Last month, I explained why I use generic desktops and laptops running open source software. They're reliable and inexpensive. But this presumes you can fix them. I believe that even those with no hardware training (like me), can identify and fix most hardware problems. To prove it, here's a quick guide. Feel free to add whatever I've missed.
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RE[2]: Best trick
by Alfman on Tue 1st Jan 2013 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Best trick"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

WereCatf,

It might be an urban legend, but it sounds plausible to me. That is how they manufacture the boards in the first place. However I don't think I've ever come across any mainboards that were shoddy enough to have cold solder joints in the first place. If it were physical damage, it would be apparent on the laptop.


It's possible that the reassembly itself fixed the problem rather than the oven. Laptops often have poor connectors which might need to be cleaned and reconnected a few times at just the right angle. But in any case I applaud martijn's success.

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